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Museum of Vietnamese History

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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This collection of historical treasures and artifacts is one of the few Vietnamese museums with helpful English explanations.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 829 8146
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In a beautiful building by the zoo, this houses a collection of artefacts representing Vietnamese history. There are some interesting prehistoric items, and a lovely collection of Cham sculpture. The display information is in Vietnamese, English and French but is quite dated. The more modern...More

Thank susalaya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have an hour to spare this is not a bad option and not very expensive. Lots of replicas but it doesn't tell a bad story if you follow it in order. Exhibits all have English translation so no issues there. Better museums in...More

Thank Bruce & Angela H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took me about 1 year before I finally went to this museum, and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It's located right next to the zoo and offers a great overview of VN history in a beautiful building. Ticket price is...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing flash but a good little collection of artefacts from the Cham and DaViet eras along with a few others. If you’re in HCMC for a day or so I’d give it a miss, worthwhile if you’re passing by or want to escape the rain...More

Thank pjcot1
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This museum was filled with interesting pieces from Vietnam's history, from ancient times to more modern days. There were also several gift shops if you need souvenirs and trinkets, and a water puppet show that was delightful. If you want to kill a couple hours...More

1  Thank HollyL1338
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I literally just stepped out of the museum but had to write this "emergency" review cuz none of the other reviews on here mention it: Yes, there is a water puppet show priced at 35,000 dong (not included with entrance) BUT if they don't meet...More

1  Thank allseeing_i313
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The history museum is a Funabashi educational place to visit. My family visited the museum on Jul 11th. We learnt about the history of Vietnam and the influences of the Chinese and Indian during different periods of the country’s history. The fun part is the...More

1  Thank Wooi Chin T
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I guess being an ex archeologist, I really like seeing museums which focus on prehistoric to historic periods of time and present the artifacts up close and personal. I really liked how this museum does that. The division of periods of time in Vietnam's history...More

2  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting museum with a range of artefacts displayed chronologically. There was enough to interest even my 5-year-old, and some nice gift shops, too. Unfortunately the water puppet show was not running on the day we visited.

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum going briefly touching on the history of Vietnam. Lovely and quiet and lots to look at and read. Definitely worth the trip if you're over looking at war history.

Thank james b
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15 February 2018|
Response from kkkk512 | Reviewed this property |
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Sara D
22 December 2016|
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Response from Catkin31 | Reviewed this property |
The ticket was only 15,000 VND (about 50p), it cost more to take the camera in but that was only 40,000 (just over £1).
16 July 2016|
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Response from geromam | Reviewed this property |
Hot and humid there I thought, no air con.